Spring 2019 has got off to a great start for 14 local community groups and organisations who have shared over £121,000 of grant funding in April and May. The Hill of Towie Community Benefit Fund and Edintore Community Benefit fund are made available by developers RES and Edintore Wind Farm Limited. Applications providing social and or environmental benefit to the fund areas are welcomed.
The next deadline for the Hill of Towie Community Benefit Fund is Thursday 10th October and the next Edintore deadline will be in early 2020. If you are looking for funding, you’ll find details of the fund aims and application forms on the Community Grants page. Grant applications can be submitted at any time before the deadline.
If you have any questions or are new to applying for funding, please get in touch for an informal chat. REAP will check your application form for completeness ahead of application deadlines and we always urge applicants not to leave it until the last minute.
Both funds aim to provide social and/or environmental benefit. Full criteria and eligibility are in the guidance notes. You can also read our ‘Top Tips’ advice on what makes a good application. Each fund has an area of benefit. The Hill of Towie Community Benefit Fund covers Keith, Newmill and the parishes of Boharm and Botriphnie. Applicants must be based in this area. The Edintore Wind Farm has a primary area of benefit of a 5 mile radius of the wind farm, and a secondary area benefit outside this area. Priority is given to applications benefiting people in the primary area of benefit.
The list of successful applicants for the 3rd round of Edintore Grant funding and the 14th Round of Hill of Towie funding is as follows:
Edintore Community Benefit Fund
- Keith Roller Bladers & Skaters was awarded £7,780 towards the final stage of refurbishing the skate park
- Dufftown Royal British Legion was awarded £20,000 towards the costs of refurbishing the toilets
- Keith Royal British Legion was awarded £7,000 towards the costs of refurbishing toilets
- Keith Golf Club was awarded £10,000 for a replacement mower
- Strathisla Pipe Band was awarded £5,000 towards the costs of a Massed Pipe Band even to celebrate their Centenary
- Keith Trefoil Guild was awarded £700 for a laptop and projector
- Longmore Hall was awarded £15,000 towards costs of upgrading the hall
The Hill of Towie Community Benefit Fund
- Keith Royal British Legion was awarded £7,000 towards the costs of refurbishing the toilets
- Drummuir & Botriphnie Community Trust was awarded £7,551.54 to resurface the hall car park and £1,716.99 to purchase and install a defibrillator
- Drummuir 21 was awarded £700 for a St Fumac Statue
- Boharm Public Hall was awarded £17,742 to replace the hall railings and gates
- Sunshine Developmental Playgroup was awarded £200 for being seen out and about
- Keith Country Dance Club was awarded £200.00 to help with running costs
- The Loft Youth Project was awarded £997.50 for an Awards Group
- Keith Country Show was awarded £10,000 towards the costs of phase 2 of power distribution phase throughout the show ground
- Longmore Hall was awarded £10,000.00 towards the costs of upgrading the stage